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NFL Week 17 Game Recap: Cleveland Browns 24, Washington Commanders 10

Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks on against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera had hoped that a quarterback change would spark his offense and help his side push for playoff contention.

It did not.

Commanders QB Carson Wentz threw three interceptions and averaged just 5.1 yards per pass attempt as his side fell to the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.

Even though they had nothing to play for except pride, Cleveland's Nick Chubb and Amari Cooper combined for 221 yards of offense to spoil the party for Rivera's squad.

Per PFF's simulation, Washington had a 57% chance of clinching a playoff spot with a Week 17 victory. This loss reduces their chances to just 10% and puts them in desperate need of help from other teams heading into their regular-season finale.

Offensive spotlight: Cooper needed just three catches to put up 105 receiving yards and two scores. He averaged 5.00 yards per route run, and 57 of his yards came after the catch.

Defensive spotlight: Browns safety Grant Delpit was targeted four times in coverage, yet he didn't allow a single catch and came away with two interceptions.

Rookie spotlight: Browns cornerback Martin Emerson continued his promising rookie campaign, forcing two incompletions from three targets on the day. He allowed just a 57.6 passer rating on throws into his coverage.

Offensive line spotlight: The Browns offensive line struggled in this one, giving up a sack, a hit and seven hurries across just 25 snaps on first review.

Box Score

Passing
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Deshaun Watson 21.9 9 / 18 169 9.4 3 0 5 122.5
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Carson Wentz 9.4 16 / 28 143 5.1 0 3 3 31.4
Rushing
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Deshaun Watson 21.9 8 31 3.9 0 21 0
Nick Chubb 15.6 14 104 7.4 0 35 0
Jerome Ford 0.9 5 9 1.8 0 9 0
Kareem Hunt 0.9 2 0 0.0 0 4 0
Jacoby Brissett 0.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Carson Wentz 9.4 3 7 2.3 1 4 0
Brian Robinson Jr. 8.7 24 87 3.6 0 14 0
Jonathan Williams 6.3 9 30 3.3 0 12 0
Terry McLaurin 5.7 1 12 12.0 0 12 0
Receiving
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Amari Cooper 28.5 4 3 105 26.2 2 46
Nick Chubb 15.6 1 1 12 12.0 0 12
Donovan Peoples-Jones 8.3 3 1 13 4.3 1 13
Harrison Bryant 3.9 3 2 19 6.3 0 12
David Njoku 3.1 3 1 21 7.0 0 21
Kareem Hunt 0.9 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Jack Conklin 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Logan Thomas 11.6 7 6 56 8.0 0 15
Brian Robinson Jr. 8.7 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Jahan Dotson 6.7 7 3 37 5.3 0 20
Jonathan Williams 6.3 5 3 3 0.6 0 6
Terry McLaurin 5.7 5 2 25 5.0 0 23
Cam Sims 2.6 1 1 16 16.0 0 16
Curtis Samuel 1.6 2 1 6 3.0 0 6

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